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Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829